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Hardships to Overcome vs. An Exit Sign

Hardships to Overcome vs. An Exit Sign

When I started the Strauss Law Firm, I had no idea whether or not it would be successful. I knew that I was passionate about bringing together the worlds of law and entrepreneurship, and I used that as motivation to take my business to the next level. As I listened to...

Who Pushes You Further?

Who Pushes You Further?

In 2016, a University of Essex study said that, in the presence of an opponent, cyclists were willing ‘to tolerate higher levels of peripheral fatigue.” Put simply, these athletes were able to push themselves harder when they had someone to race against. An opposing...

The  Entrepreneurial  Life

The Entrepreneurial Life

When something is ingrained in us, it becomes a lens through which we see the world. Is it fair to think that an engineer sees a city differently than you or I would? How could a musician not find music in their day-to-day activities? Maybe we cannot find the hidden...

Why are You in Business?

Why are You in Business?

What are you working towards in your career? I think most of us would think about this for less than five seconds before answering. Maybe we would say, “To make enough money to not work,” or “To provide for my family.” Any answer along these lines seems fair to me. I...

Same as it Ever Was

Same as it Ever Was

If you have not started your own company, I can tell you from experience that you will receive volumes of advice. I cannot tell you the number of salty business veterans that came to me with their two cents. Everyone wanted to tell me how they succeeded, and, more...

Mistakes that Every New Entrepreneur Makes

Mistakes that Every New Entrepreneur Makes

It is an incredible feeling to turn your entrepreneurial dream into a reality. There is so much to look forward to in the early days of your business. Certain benchmarks like signing the lease on your first office, hiring your first employee, or signing your first...

Freeing Yourself from Excuses

Freeing Yourself from Excuses

Is there a common denominator for all of your success and all of your failure? Believe it or not, there is an unshakeable shadow chasing your every move: you. For some, this becomes a badge of honor. They are excited by the radical freedom of full ownership of their...

Lessons from Our Kids: Learn to Ask Why

Lessons from Our Kids: Learn to Ask Why

We cannot help but learn from our children. They help us grow. They make us adults. I think any parent can tell you that. There are some lessons, though, that many of us miss. Our kids can teach us not only how to be better men and women, they can teach us how to be...

Failing Upward

Failing Upward

When was the last time you failed in a big way? If you could go back, do you know what you would do differently? We spend too much time stressing about failing, too much time lost in the past trying to change what is already done. Instead, we should start appreciating...

Raising Entrepreneurial Kids

Raising Entrepreneurial Kids

A great entrepreneur can come from anywhere. Some come out of thin air and create success that nobody could have expected. I always wonder what drives other people to embrace their entrepreneurial spirit. Was it a teacher that inspired them? Did they have a role model...